From Amy King Ruggaber, Tennesseans for the Arts –
Arts Advocacy Day will be on March 11, 2020, at the Nashville Public Library. Packet pick-up and Late Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., but come early to have breakfast and network with your colleagues from across the state. The final schedule will be sent to you via email once it has been finalized.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the General Assembly Offices?
The Tennessee General Assembly offices are in the Cordell Hull State Office Building, located at425 5th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee. Google Map
What should I do now?
- Share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter that you’ll be attending Arts Advocacy Day!
#TN4Arts #TNAdvocacy20 #TN4ARTS20 #ArtsTN #TNArtsOnTheHill20
- If you will be staying in town the night before, make your hotel reservations now. There are many hotels within walking distance of the Nashville Public Library and the Cordell Hull State Office Building. Rates will vary, but all will undoubtedly go up as the event draws near.
- Make appointments to visit your legislators on March 11th.
How do I make an appointment with my Legislators?
First, you will want to Find Your Legislators by visiting the TN General Assembly website and typing in your address. Then, click on the link for each of your legislators, which will give their Nashville and District contact information. Give their office staff a call, identify yourself, letting them know that you are a voter in their district and that you will be in Nashville on March 11th and would like to come by to thank them for their work in your community. Ask if you may have an appointment to do so or if there is already a designated appointment time for those from your district.
If the staff is unable to make an appointment for you to speak to your legislator in person, ask if it is alright if you come by the office to drop off a thank you note, anyway. You can also drop off information about your organization, community arts events, or a personal note about how the arts have positively impacted you or your community.
Please remember to be polite and respectful to your legislator and their staff members – like you, they are busy folks with lots of responsibilities. We want arts advocates to leave a lasting, positive impression on those who we would like to continue to support the arts in Tennessee.
What is the Nashville weather like in March?
Historic weather data for March indicates an average high of 62 degrees and an average low of 39. Since weather conditions are always changing and there is potential for adverse weather in March, we recommend being prepared to bring umbrella or other rain gear in case of precipitation. Also, keep up to date with weather conditions and travel advisories for Nashville at The Weather Channel.
What are transportation options in Nashville?
Nashville International Airport serves the greater Nashville area for airline transportation.
Public transit service is available through the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Fixed-Route Bus System and AccessRide, which operates specialized van services for persons with disabilities who are unable to use regular fixed-route buses. AccessRide provides door-to-door paratransit service within Davidson County, excluding commuter or express service.
How do I know who my legislators are?
You can find them easily through this link. Simply type in your address and it will return your State Senators and Representatives.
How can I make sure my organization is recognized as a 100% Advocacy Organization at Arts Advocacy Day?
Make sure your organization is a member AND 100% of Staff are individual members or your organization is a member AND 100% of Board of Directors are individual members. Then email us to let us know that your organization is 100%.
What if I have other questions?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.